"The church is a spiritual organism but also a social organization. The thinking that got us where we are today will not take us where need to be tomorrow."
"We tend to eternalize the culture and the tools. We make the assumption that if something worked before it always will.Â"
"Effective ministry now and in the future will be done from a missional mindset. The culture today is much more like the first century than it is like the past 1000 years."
The two days have been okay. . . but we students are in a haze as a result of a week and half of sitting in this room for 8 hours a day listening to lectures (okay, I'm whining). Actually, I had some theological issues with some of the things that were said, too.
In particular, I didn't like what was said about the time of disorientation that follows change. Claiming to use the Israelites and the Exodus as her model, she said that the time of wandering in the desert was time God was using to "get Egypt out of them." I suspect the opposite is the case. I think God was using that time to get the experience of slavery (and being freed from slavery) into them. The reason it is important is that we are being told that we are entering a time of discontinuous change. It is accompanied by the idea that the church can use very little of the past if she is to move forward faithfully. I'm dubious about that.